I started the leadercommunicator blog 10 years ago, and wow, does time fly! I didn’t start the blog for me – I started it for you – to help you elevate how you lead and communicate. All of us have this superpower inside of us, and my wish and hope is to invite you to reach beyond what you know. So you can be your best – for yourself, your family, your team, your organization, and for your community.Read More
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I was humbled recently to speak at the 30th anniversary celebration of Medill's Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications, which I helped start. I was asked to speak about how the Journal began to an audience of current grad students, alumni, faculty and staff.
What follows are my remarks about the power of curiosity, and the one question that can help you solve any problem:Read More
While we read and consult a number of business leadership books to help our clients, one book recently stood out for its compelling research and guidance: Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, by Liz Wiseman.
Liz is CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center headquartered in Silicon Valley. As a former executive at Oracle Corporation, Liz served as the vice president of Oracle University and as a global leader for human resource development at the company before launching her own firm. With clients that include Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and Twitter, Liz has been named one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world.Read More
I’ve been fortunate enough to make connections with, and get to know, other leadership and communication bloggers over the past several years.
One of my favorite bloggers to follow, Jon Mertz, runs the blogging community, Thin Difference, which covers topics from leadership and generations in the workplace to inspiration and creativity.
So when the Thin Difference team reached out and asked me to participate in a New Year Series they were putting together on finding joy, whether it’s in work, life, society, culture or elsewhere, I was honored to participate.Read More
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Christele Canard, Founder of Switched on Leadership – a monthly app magazine filled with the latest in leadership – to talk about Respectful Authenticity and the value it brings to oneself, both in and outside of the workplace.
We covered a lot of ground and some key topics include:
- Strategies to help you become more authentic
- The best way to encourage your team to also be respectfully authentic
- How companies are addressing authenticity in the workplace and why it’s imperative they do
And more!Read More
I don’t write this blog for awards. I write this blog for you – to help you elevate how you lead and communicate. All of us have this superpower inside of us, and my wish and hope is to invite you to reach beyond what you know. So you can be your best – for yourself, your family, your team, your organization, and for your community.
That said, I’m humbled that our leadercommunicator blog has been named the No. 1 blog on communication by Feedspot, and I’m excited to share the news with you. Plus, as you read on, you’ll find the Top 5 blog posts of all time. [Skip to Top 5 blogs]Read More
I am humbled and thrilled to announce that my third communications book, No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds, has been honored with a Pinnacle Award for Best Book in Business for Fall 2015.Read More
Last week I sat down with someone I respect greatly, Les Landes, to talk about getting employees engaged in strategy. Our dialogue is available today as part of his Web Talk Radio show, “Employee Engagement: The Heart of Business Success.”
We had a great discussion about the fact that strategy is not just for leaders anymore. Changing times have brought changing attitudes and expectations among employees. They want to know more about what’s going on in the business and the marketplace – and they want to know how it affects them and what they can do it about it. In short, they want to be in on the ground floor of conversations about strategy.
We've all felt that uncertain and even stressful twinge when a new text/email/Tweet comes our way: Is it good news or bad? Do I even want to read it right now?